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Interesting Developments In Inheritance Laws

My practice is limited to trials involving inheritance disputes including will contest, related property disputes and associated torts. To ask privately about a Texas litigation issue involving an inheritance dispute, click the big red button to go to our main site's contact page and ask a question privately.

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Does your wife or husband get part of your inheritance when you divorce?

The short answer is no. The long answer is, it depends. Texas is a community property state. That means that a husband and wife have community property and separate property. Separate property is everything acquired before marriage and everything acquired during marriage by gift or… Continue reading

Does a spouse inherit the community property if the other spouse dies intestate (without a will?)

Community Property vs Separate Property Texas has community property and separate property. Basically, community property is property acquired during marriage except by inheritance or gift. Separate property is everything else. The Texas laws governing inheritance treat these two kinds of property differently. This article will… Continue reading

Who gets the money if a man names his ex-wife as beneficiary in a life insurance policy?

Ex-wife As Beneficiary In A Life Insurance Policy A husband and wife of 25 years filed for divorce. The husband agreed to pay alimony until 2001. He also agreed that he would obtain an insurance policy and name his ex-wife as beneficiary “to a portion… Continue reading

What is a putative spouse?

A putative spouse is one who, in good faith, thinks that he or she is married when they are not. I’ve written a brief description of a putative spouse and their inheritance rights at our web site, www.TexasInheritance.Com.

What happens if you get divorced after making your will?

What happens if you get divorced after making your will? When you get divorced, Texas law answers the question of what happens if you get divorced after making your will? Texas law provides that after a divorce, all provisions in a will in favor of… Continue reading

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